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क्या भारत को महिला महिमामंडन कम करने की आवश्यकता है : Women’s activist Germaine Greer for reducing punishment for rape

क्या भारत को महिला महिमामंडन कम करने की आवश्यकता है :Women’s activist Germaine Greer for reducing punishment for rape

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विगत पंद्रह वर्षों मैं भारत मैं एक नए  वोट बैंक को पोषित किया जा रहा है . यह वोट बैंक भारतीय महिलाओं का है जिसे हर् पार्टी भुनाने मैं लगी है . इसके पहले दलित व् मुसलामानों के वोट बैंक भी ऐसे ही खड़े किये गए थे जिसका खामियाजा हम आज भुगत रहे हैं . गाँधी समेत समस्त भारतीय चिंतकों ने महिलाओं के साथ हो रहे भेदभाव को अशोभनीय  करार दिया था .इसलिए पिछले सौ वर्षों के चिंतकों के प्रयास से आज सामान्य महिलाओं की भी समाज मैं सुदृढ़ स्थिति है . शिक्षा से लेकर नौकरी तक उन्हें पुरुषों के बराबर हक़ मिल गए हैं .

परन्तु अति सर्वत्र वर्ज्यते . अब महिलाओं का सवाल सामाजिक कम और राजनितिक ज्यादा हो गया है . उसके दुष्परिणाम भी अब दीखने लगे हैं .

 

Women’s activist Germaine Greer for reducing punishment for rape

Greer, 79, whose most notable works include The Female Eunuch (1970), told the Hay Festival she wanted to turn the discourse about rape “upside down”

world Updated: Jun 01, 2018 18:32 IST

Prasun Sonwalkar
Prasun Sonwalkar
Hindustan Times, London
Germaine Greer is one of the leading voices in the feminist movement.
Germaine Greer is one of the leading voices in the feminist movement.(Reuters File Photo)

Germaine Greer, one of the leading voices in the feminist movement, has riled many by claiming that punishment for rape should be reduced in law since it is mostly not a violent crime but a “lazy, careless and insensitive” act.

Greer, 79, whose most notable works include The Female Eunuch (1970), told the Hay Festival she wanted to turn the discourse about rape “upside down”, and wanted perpetrators to be punished by community service and perhaps an “R” tattoo on the hand, arm or cheek.

“Instead of thinking of rape as a spectacularly violent crime, and some rapes are, think about it as non consensual…that is bad sex. Sex where there is no communication, no tenderness, no mention of love,” she was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

Her comments at the festival in Wales sparked a welter of criticism, including from Conservative MP Priti Patel, who told the media: “These comments are an affront to the victims of appalling crimes such as rape. We should have zero tolerance of sexual violence.”

According to Greer, rape is rampant in society and the legal system cannot cope with it because it always comes down to the issue of consent, with the victims becoming little more than “bits of evidence”.

The academic said: “Most rapes don’t involve any injury whatsoever. We are told that it is a sexually violent crime, an expert like (filmmaker) Quentin Tarantino will tell us that when you use the word rape you’re talking about violence, a throwing them down… it is one of the most violent crimes in the world. Bull**** Tarantino.

“Most rape is just lazy, just careless, insensitive. Every time a man rolls over on his exhausted wife and insists on enjoying his conjugal rights he is raping her. It will never end up in a court of law.

Admitting that her comments would spark a furore, she went on: “It is moments like these, I can hear the feminists screaming at me, ‘you’re trivialising rape’…Love-making is not a matter of an organ, it is a matter of communication and somehow we’ve got to rescue it. It is in deep trouble…

“Women love men, more than they (men) love women. We are more aware of our men, more than they are aware of us. We are more easily pressured into pleasing them, or trying to please them. We tend to love our sons more than our daughters, we hope it doesn’t show, but it nearly always does.”

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  1. June 24, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    Ha ha !! What a topic and your courage to invite female trouble !!

    Hitler assured his countrymen that the day he is elected, he would eradicate unemployment within 24 hrs !! On this commitment, he won the election landslide. And he really removed unemployment within 24 hrs. after taking oath !! How ??

    He sacked all woman employees across Germany and appointed one male member from every family as bread-earner. Thus unemployment disappeared with 24 hrs., every family was financially sound and he became a hero overnight !! Of course, hero of males only !!

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